TitleUnmet Needs of Persons with Down Syndrome: How Assistive Technology and Game-Based Training May Fill the Gap.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRomanopoulou, Evangelia, Zilidou Vicky, Savvidis Theodore, Chatzisevastou-Loukidou Chariklia, and Bamidis Panagiotis
JournalStud Health Technol Inform
Volume251
Pagination15-18
Date Published2018
ISSN1879-8365
KeywordsAttention, Disabled Persons, Down Syndrome, Humans, Memory, Motivation, Self-Help Devices
Abstract

The use of new technology seems to be an important factor that contributes to the overall ability to adapt and achieve higher independence. Technologies using digital games have gained the great interest of the scientific community as there are many advantages for both effectiveness and benefits, physically and mentally, providing the opportunity for essential and enjoyable training. This study presents an important initial step utilizing the LLM Care service which focuses on the needs and challenges for the health and daily living of people with Down syndrome (DS) by applying new technology hardware and software. People with cognitive impairments, such as memory, attention and motivation problems may also benefit from this kind of cognitive support that assistive technology offers.

DOI10.3233/978-1-61499-880-8-15
Alternate JournalStud Health Technol Inform
PubMed ID29968590